This course provides the basic concepts of education, types of education, Science or Art, aim of education, role of religion, culture and society. The main purpose of the course is to provide for the fullest possible development of each learner for living morally, creatively and productively in a society. It involves Islamic, philosophical and historical foundation



  1. Education: Meaning, concept and function.
  2. Education: Science or Art. Types of education (formal, informal, non-formal).
  3. Aims of education: Democratic and totalitarian. Role of Religion, Culture, Society and Ideology in education.
  4. Foundation of education at a glance: Islamic Foundation, Philosophical Foundation, sociological Foundation, Economic Foundation, History Foundation. Philosophy of education, the branches of philosophy, Metaphysics/ontology, epistemology, axiology (Aesthetics, Ethics).
  5. Sources of knowledge: Logic and Rational knowledge, empirical knowledge authority, Institution, Inspiration from Allah (Revelation).Link between philosophy and education, Islamic Foundations Education: Ontology of Islam: Concept of Ontology in Islam.
  6. Epistemology of Islam: Concept of Epistemology in Islam. Epistemology of Islam, Axiology of Islam, Sociological Foundations of Education, Psychological Foundations of Education, Nature of Development, Economic Foundation, Historical Foundation of Education in Pakistan.

Time Table:


Time Table
Monday 9:00- 10:00 Am  
Tuesday 9:00- 10:00 Am  
Wednesday 9:00- 10:00 Am  

 Self Support

Monday 3:00 pm to 4  
Tuesday 2:00 to 3:00 Pm  
Wednesday 2:00 to 3:00 PM




  1. Rashid, Muhammad (Complier). (2000). Allied Material of foundation of Education. Islamabad:AIOU Press.
  2. Talesra, Hemlata. (2002). Sociological Foundation of Education. New Delhi: Kanishka Publishers.

Course Material